FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 7, 2013
Phil West, Orange Cone Agency
GIRLSTART TO LAUNCH THIRD YEAR OF DESTEMBER, TO EXPAND ON LAST YEAR’S 180,000 UNIQUE VISITORS WITH CURRICULUM ALIGNED WITH NATIONAL STEM STANDARDS, OUTREACH TO EDUCATORS
(AUSTIN) – Last year, Girlstart reached approximately 180,000 unique visitors through its online DeSTEMber program, featuring 31 days of STEM learning activities specifically designed for girls and their families, utilizing common household and pantry items to facilitate STEM learning through winter break. This year, the Austin-based nonprofit organization aims to further expand the program’s reach, particularly in Texas, through the creation of curriculum aligned with national STEM standards for K-12 education, and outreach to educators (which includes making the full month’s curriculum available to educators prior to the Dec. 1 launch date).